Day 79 (of 183) loving the movement breaks! With shoutouts to @gonoodle and @laurapaiement
One of our school goals is on self regulation. I love that our counsellor has gone to great lengths to maintain connections with our local school-health liason lady (@laurapaiement) to explore the brain-movement connection. What I like most has been the the acknowledgement and sharing of some of the current tech connected interventions that are helping us (screen time is not just for entertainment time!)
Today we did some work with our grade 4/5 classes exploring some activities from http://www.pegames.org
and I saw a lot (all) the kids engaged and doing activities that got them red in the face with smiles galore! Sharing a variety of games and activities tried & tested by teachers in other schools to our oldest students so that they can next share the games with other students and classes in the school!
At our staff meeting our counsellor shared (ie made us do) some activities from https://www.gonoodle.com – I thought I was going to re-explore shin splints with:
blending movement breaks with some self regulation approaches – one video had us tapping one toe (heel on ground) while moving the other toe from left to right (heel on ground) I could feel shin splints coming on!! It was awesome!
But it was a great reminder of the importance of having movement breaks throughout the day (when we need it as well as acknowledging that others may “need” or “want” it at different time spaces as well). Also the importance of being mindful with calm downs and slow breathing (yep – there’s activities for that!) which already re-influenced the activities I do in the library. Mindfulness matters…everywhere.